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Shirt Fabrics

  • Our shirting fabrics range from both 1 & 2 fold, cotton blends as well as pure cottons and luxury cottons. Our fabrics are stringently tested for quality and wear to ensure they offer exceptional feel and performance.
  • Our fabric selection is broken into four pricing levels based on the quality of materials used.
  • - Level 1 : Fabrics with a fine blend of cotton and some polyester, both single and two ply variations.
  • - Level 2 : Fabrics feature a rich blend of cotton fabrics and come in single and two ply variations.
  • - Level 3 : 100% two-ply cotton fabrics. A fantastic mix of practicality and luxury.
  • - Level 4 : Luxury 100% two-ply cotton fabrics. Our most exquisite selection of fabrics.

Weave Tips

  • There are multiple weaving techniques used in creating different fabrics each offering a unique style. Here are some of the more important shirt and suiting weaves.
  • Weave Picture Description
    Plain The simplest of all the weaves, using the same size warp and weft threads that are woven together one by one.
    Poplin A strong fabric in a plain weave of any fiber or blend, with crosswise ribs that typically gives a corded surface.
    Oxford Heavier than poplin, The Oxford weave has a basket weave structure and a lustrous aspect making it a popular fabric for a dress shirt.
    Pinpoint Pinpoint oxford is simply a variation of the oxford cloth. The yarns used are finer, creating a subtle mix of poplin and oxford.
    Twill Twill is a type of textile weave with a pattern of diagonal parallel ribs (in contrast with a satin and plain weave). This is achieved by passing the weft thread over one or more warp threads and then under two or more warp threads and so on, with a "step" between rows to create the characteristic diagonal pattern.
    Herringbone A variation of the twill weave, Herringbone describes a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern. The pattern is called herringbone because it resembles the skeleton of a herring fish.
    Seersucker A thin, cotton fabric, often stripped or checkered - Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places. Seersucker is a word originating Persian word, "shir o shikar" meaning "milk" and "sugar".
    Dobby Dobby weaving raises or lowers the threads that run the length of the fabric during the weaving process to create patterns such as stripes, checks and designs. Dobby fabrics have more texture than plain weave fabrics.
    Lacoste The original stitch configuration used in Lacoste shirts. The tucking pattern creates a tiny honeycomb look on the technical back of the fabric, which is used as the face for garments.
    Jacquard Jacquard weaves, produced on a special loom, are characterized by complex woven-in designs, often with large design repeats or tapestry effects.
    Pinhead Is a very small pattern similar to the head of dress pins.
    Harris Tweed Material Harris Tweed is a rough, unfinished woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven.

    The Difference between Weft & Warp Knitting

  • Warp Knitting:  In a warp knitted structure each loop in the horizontal direction is made from different thread.
  • Weft Knitting:   In a weft knitting structure a horizontal row of loops can be made using one thread and the thread runs in the horizontal direction.
  • What is Nap in Relation to Materials?

  • Definition:  A fabric with nap is one what usually has a pile and will look different shades from different angles. Velvet and velour fabric are prime examples of fabric with nap.

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